It’s safe to say the summer of 2016 will be remembered for the digital revolution that is Pokémon Go. The app became a global sensation, and while there are positives (people are going outside and discovering their neighborhoods and cities) and negatives (people are glued to their phones even more), one thing is for sure, everyone from students to teachers have learned a lot about the digital creatures that make up the game.
Like Pokémon, teachers come in all different shapes, sizes, levels of experience, and temperaments. Look around your school and see if you can find these types of teachers hiding in your school!
These teachers are experienced veterans. They’ve seen it all and nothing phases them. They are dependable, calm, and poised in any situation. New teachers look to them and wonder how they can be so relaxed. It’s because they know that no matter what, they can empathize with any student and be there to help them succeed.
These are the teachers who have their eye on everyone. They know that not every student will raise their hand when they need help. They are always there to help, whether in their classroom or the halls of the school. Sometimes they are hard to notice, because they are always hard at work trying to better their students.
These teachers are the ones with the messy desks. Sure, their system can be a little erratic, but one thing is for sure, their students are always fully engaged… mostly because they never know what kind of excitement will come next from this fully impassioned educator. They love their subject and students so much, they can never contain their enthusiasm.
These teachers keep to themselves because they are so focused on their students’ success. They never leave their classrooms. But don’t worry, if you ever stop by and visit they’re thrilled to see you and discuss material and teaching methods. They just don’t see any reason to leave their classroom because that’s where they excel.
These teachers are stars amongst their students because they are so warm and understanding. They tend to teach at their own pace, leaving plenty of time for students to fully grasp concepts. Bonus: They also are usually the best dressed teachers in the school, because they know they are top bill stars.
The most dependable educators of them all! These teachers are the quiet leaders among the rest of their department. They are there to help anyone who needs it. Students know they are getting a world-class education in their classrooms, and also know the kindness is there unless these teachers need to spark some discipline. Don’t hand in assignments late to these teachers, they expect the best from everyone.
Which Pokémon best represents your teacher personality?